The Pawn

The Pawn

“ That is ridiculous. You can’t issue a shoot at sight order for Cooper” I said and in the moment of anger added, “Had you not turned a blind eye to illegal felling, he would have never ventured into human habitat in search of food”,  my voice betrayed my temper and...
The Chosen One

The Chosen One

How much we fear death. Dr. Robert Edellman did what any man would do when a pistol was pointed to his temple. He yielded to my request in a desperate attempt to wriggle out of the grim reaper’s hands.  We made an oddest of pair, Dr. Robert Edellman and I. Had we met...
The Lizard on the Wall

The Lizard on the Wall

The lizard on the wall called out with vigour, tsk, tsk, tsk, tsk, his accusatory chirp unfairly loud for his size. The obstinate creature jeered at me, slithering out of his hideout behind the curtains.    ‘You break trust without guilt. You commit sins without...
I, Anastasia

I, Anastasia

The basement was dank and smelt of fear, a mixture of breath, sweat, and urine. It was too small for all of us to fit, my family of seven, a few servants and the Red Army soldiers. Earlier we had been ordered to prepare ourselves for yet another move. There was a...
His Backup Plan

His Backup Plan

Trust me!  I was very lucky. How many of you could survive a 15 feet fall and live to tell the tale? I did and how! It all started last night. After supper, I was licking myself clean (I have hygienic habits) when I saw her. Her plummy purr, her luscious coat, her...